Baldwin | Hanson W. [Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]

Strategy for Tomorrow

First Edition | First Printing



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Inscribed to Admiral John S. McCain, Jr., first edition of Strategy for Tomorrow by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hanson W. Baldwin.

Octavo, 377pp. Gray cloth, title in red on spine. Illustrated endpapers. Stated “First Edition” on copyright page. Solid text block, faint toning to top edge, a near fine example. In the publisher’s dust jacket, $12.50 retail price on front flap, faint shelf wear, a near fine example. Signed opposite the half-title: “October – 1970. For Jack McCain, “Mr. Sea Power,” whose vision first foresaw the strategic importance of the Indian Ocean to U.S. security, and for Roberta, who “protects and defends” the Nation as much as any commissioned officer / Affectionately, Hanson W. Baldwin.”

Admiral John S. McCain, Jr. (1911-1981) served in the United States Navy for 45 years. He was the son of Admiral John S. McCain, Sr., a four-star admiral who commanded South Pacific aircraft operations in World War II, and the father of Senator John McCain. During the Vietnam War, Admiral McCain was Commander-in-Chief of all U.S. forces in the Vietnam theater and an ardent supporter of the Vietnamization policy of President Nixon. McCain retired in 1972 and died of a heart attack in 1981. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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New York


Harper & Row, Publishers


First Edition, First Printing

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Near Fine

Jacket Condition

Near Fine


Baldwin | Hanson W. [Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]


[Admiral John S. McCain Jr.]

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